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How Much is Professional Indemnity Insurance for Lawyers?

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Lawyers The professional indemnity insurance for lawyers covers claims made against you by a client or...

Is Fiance Visa Faster than Spouse Visa? Fiance Visa vs Spouse Visa

Fiance Visa vs Spouse Visa So let us begin with an important question, spouse visa vs fiance visa UK? What...

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus As part of the national effort to combat...

Families reunited as asylum seekers transferred to the UK

Families reunited as asylum seekers transferred to the UK This is the latest in a series of flights which has...

Immigration Law Changes – 22nd Oct 2020

Immigration Law Changes - 22nd Oct 2020 The Visitor rules will now: permit study of up to six months under...

Short-term students

Short-term students The short-term study routes (previously student visitor routes) are for people who want to come to the UK to...

Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK

Visa decision waiting times, applications outside the UK You do not need to book your travel before applying for a...

Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants

Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants Overview of financial evidence Financial evidence is proof that you have...

Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT) Applications that require an English language test There...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents If you’re in the UK If you had a...

How Much is Professional Indemnity Insurance for Lawyers?

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Lawyers The professional indemnity insurance for lawyers covers claims made against you by a client or third party. That alleges negligence, breach of trust or privacy, insurance law firms or defamation. This policy includes compensation for any damages. The professional compensation needs for accounts, surveyors, engineering, healthcare, financial consultancy, and others. Solicitors professional indemnity insurance is the most beneficial cover for lawyers. These are likely to require professional indemnity insurance, or professional compensation insurance because of the requirements. And set by their respective industrial bodies. ICS Legal is a UK visa attorney who is top Immigration Lawyers in the UK. It is providing you the right legal guidance whether this is for an individual, highly skilled migrant, entrepreneur, or a business when deciding to come and live in the UK Lawyers Indemnity Insurance Professional lawyers indemnity Insurance will be covered you. If claims are raised by your buyer, or a third party against your legal services provider. It is also known as errors, omissions insurance, and legal malpractice insurance. Professional indemnity insurance for lawyers is the most important type of insurance for lawyers or law firms. Because it is the most likely area for a claim....

Is Fiance Visa Faster than Spouse Visa? Fiance Visa vs Spouse Visa

Fiance Visa vs Spouse Visa So let us begin with an important question, spouse visa vs fiance visa UK? What will be the difference engagement between fiance visa vs marriage visa? The 2 visas are different because the fiance visa is for those looking to come into the UK to legally marry. And the spouse visa is for partners to live in the UK permanently. The spouse visa is different from a fiance visa, in a number of ways. However both come under the settlement visa categories. This article would discuss more in detail how the two different visas work and their requirements. sub engagement visa also. What is Faster Fiance Visa or Spouse visa ? We know that technology is driving immigration changes. And it is important to keep updated on the application of changes. So when you consider applying for the fiance visa or the spouse visa. It is important that you keep updated on the changes in immigration requirements and processes. ICS Legal helps clients make an informed decision whenever they consider applying under these family routes visas. And we would like to consider us as the source of correct information. Some of the common questions we...

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus

NHS frontline workers visas extended so they can focus on fighting coronavirus As part of the national effort to combat coronavirus, doctors, nurses and paramedics will automatically have their visas extended, free of charge, for one year. The extension, announced today (31 March) by the Home Secretary Priti Patel, will apply to around 2,800 migrant doctors, nurses and paramedics, employed by the NHS whose visa is due to expire before 1 October. The extension will also apply to their family members, demonstrating how valued overseas NHS staff are to the UK. By giving them the peace of mind that they do not need to apply for a visa extension, this will allow those at the frontline – working around the clock in hospitals to treat the most seriously ill – to focus fully on combatting coronavirus and saving lives. To get more doctors and nurses on the frontline, the Home Office has also lifted the restriction on the amount of hours student nurses and doctors can work in the NHS. On top of these changes, pre-registered overseas nurses who are currently required to sit their first skills test within 3 months and to pass the test within 8 months, will...

Families reunited as asylum seekers transferred to the UK

Families reunited as asylum seekers transferred to the UK This is the latest in a series of flights which has brought asylum seekers to the UK from Greece to reunite with family, demonstrating that throughout the pandemic, the UK has remained open and fully committed to family reunification. Around two thirds of the group were children, who will now be supported by their UK family. The 28 are a mix of Afghan, Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Syrian and Bangladeshi nationals. Five arrived on Monday, eight on Tuesday and seven yesterday (Thursday). The remaining eight will arrive today (Friday). The youngest of the group was aged six, while the oldest was 42. Through resettlement schemes, the UK resettles more refugees than any other country in Europe and are in the top five countries worldwide. Since September 2015, more than 25,000 vulnerable refugees have been resettled, with around half being children. Home Secretary Priti Patel said: I am delighted that we can bring families, who have suffered the trauma of being separated, back together. These individuals, most of whom are children, are now able to be in the UK alongside their loved ones. Such arrivals show that our commitment to those in need of...

Immigration Law Changes – 22nd Oct 2020

Immigration Law Changes - 22nd Oct 2020 The Visitor rules will now: permit study of up to six months under the standard visit route. All study must be undertaken at an accredited institution, except recreational courses undertaken for leisure that last no longer than 30 days; allow drivers on international routes to collect as well as deliver goods and passengers in and out of the UK; remove the requirement for volunteering to be incidental to the main reason for the visit. In the Student and Child Student rules, the maintenance levels are being amended in line with the current home student maintenance loans. Minor corrections will be made to the rules as laid on 5 October 2020. A new Short-term Study route is being introduced for students who wish to come to the UK to study English language courses for between 6 and 11 months, replacing the current route. The study must be at an accredited institution. Students who wish to come to the UK to study for 6 months or less may now do so under the Visitor route. The Skilled Worker route is a new points-based route for those who wish to come to the UK for the purpose...

Short-term students

Short-term students The short-term study routes (previously student visitor routes) are for people who want to come to the UK to study for a short period of time on a course that does not include a work placement or work experience, with the exception of electives which meet paragraph A57D(a)(iii) of the Immigration Rules. There are 3 short-term student routes: short-term student (6 months) – for applicants aged 16 and over for a maximum of 6 months’ study; short-term student (11 months) – for applicants aged 16 and over for a maximum of 11 months’ English language study only; short-term student (child) – for applicants aged under 16 for a maximum of 6 months’ study. The only situation in which a student may use short-term study (STS) to study a course that will not be completed within their 6 month stay, other than for an English language course, is where a student is undertaking distance learning. An applicant who wishes to use short-term study to undertake distance learning in the UK must meet all of the following criteria. They must: be studying for the majority of their time outside of the UK for a UK qualification by distance learning; be on a course...

Visa decision waiting times: applications outside the UK

Visa decision waiting times, applications outside the UK You do not need to book your travel before applying for a visa. Visa fees can only be refunded if we have not yet started processing your application. If you are applying to extend or switch a visa within the UK, check the individual visa guides to find out how long it will take. If you want to visit the UK You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre, where 1 week is 5 working days, if you are applying for a visa to visit the UK: for a holiday or to see family or friends for a business trip or meeting to get married You may be able to get your visa faster or other services depending on what country you’re in - check with your visa application centre. If you’re travelling through the UK You should get a decision within 3 weeks of attending your appointment at the visa application centre, where 1 week is 5 working days, if you are applying for a visa to travel through the UK on your way to another country, You may be able to get your...

Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants

Financial evidence for Student and Child Student route applicants Overview of financial evidence Financial evidence is proof that you have enough money to support yourself while studying in the UK. Usually you’ll need to show a set amount of money for each month of your course, for up to 9 months. If you’re applying from overseas, or if are applying in the UK but have not been here with permission for 12 months or more, you must show that you have enough money to cover your course fees (and boarding fees, if relevant) and living costs. You might not need to provide financial evidence if you’re from an exempt country but you should still make sure you have enough funds. UK Visas and Immigration may ask you to show that you have them. You do not need to show funds if you are applying as a Student Union Sabbatical Officer or to study as a doctor or dentist in training. How your finance requirement is worked out Students The amount of money you need to show depends on: your course fees, which are set out on your confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) Your education provider will send you the CAS once they’ve offered...

Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT)

Prove your English language abilities with a secure English language test (SELT) Applications that require an English language test There are 2 types of test as different immigration routes require different levels of English language ability. The test you will need to take depends on what you are applying for. For the following application routes, you will need to take a test that assesses your reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities: Innovator Start-up Tier 2 (General) Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) Student For the following application routes, you will need to take a test that assesses your speaking and listening abilities: Tier 2 (Sportsperson) Representative of an Overseas Business partner parent settlement (also known as indefinite leave to remain) citizenship The level of test you will need, known as the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level, will depend on the route you are applying for. To find out which level you need, see the specific guidance for your immigration route. Approved test providers and approved tests You can only take an SELT with one of the following providers: IELTS SELT Consortium (UK or overseas) LanguageCert (UK or overseas) Trinity College London (UK only) Pearson (UK and overseas) PSI Services (UK) Ltd...

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents If you’re in the UK If you had a visa that expired between 24 January 2020 and 31 July 2020 you were able to request an extension if you were not able to return home because of travel restrictions or self-isolation related to coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, if you had leave which expired between 24 January and 31 August 2020, including those who received an extension between this period, you were able to take advantage of a grace period between 1 August to 31 August 2020. The conditions of your stay in the UK were the same as the conditions of your leave. If conditions allowed you to work, study or rent accommodation you were able to continue doing so during August 2020. Now travel restrictions are lifting globally you will no longer be able to extend your visa on this basis and you are expected to take all reasonable steps to leave the UK where it is possible to do so or apply to regularise your stay in the UK. Call us on 0207 237 3388 or email us on info@icslegal.com if you need help on extending your leave to remain. ...